August 30, 2009

Those Eyes

This would be a perfect picture for Wordless Wednesday. I wanted to give it a name, it says so much, but I couldn't think of anything. The lost look in her eyes. She looks like one of those starving homeless children, you know like a picture you'd see on World Vision.

She isn't though, she is a highly blessed little girl. Her name is Olivia and she is my best friends daughter. Melanie has five children ages ranging from 13 to 7 months. She has 2 sons and 3 daughters. Highly blessed and favored! I had the honor of spending the night at their house on Friday night and baby sitting them all. We had such a good time.

I didn't sleep good, all those mothering instincts picked right up with the little baby in bed with me. She woke around 4 am with the biggest smile on her face. She just cooed and talked to me, rolled around and wallered me, finally laying her head on my tummy and falling back to sleep. Precious.

The little one, that you see above, was an absolute mess. You can see that attitude in her face. She was mad at me and didn't want her picture taken. I love it though, I think it captured so much.

Melanie fixed us all a baked spaghetti for dinner and it was delicious. I helped her older kids set up blogs and we listened to lots of praise and worship music. I came home wore out.

This morning at 4 am I woke with a terrible stomach virus, it finally let up around 11. I'm still nursing myself in bed and thought I'd share this sweet little girl.


Allie said...

LOL - when I first looked at the picture, I thought uh-oh, she's mad about something! What a sweet thing you did, babysitting. You're a blessing, dear Jenileigh.

Alicia said...

Ooooohhhh! I hope your feeling better now? That is a very cute picture :)